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the obama administration exactly what happened that night in benghazi and why the f.b.i. still can't get in to investigate the september 11th attacks more than two weeks later. this as we're learning more details how relaxed security appear to have been there. good morning. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. it's always great to have you here. that deadly terror attack killed four americans, u.s. ambassador chris stevens, two former navy seals and information management officer. peter doocy is live with more on the ongoing investigation. what is the latest. >> reporter: the latest is f.b.i. agents are still within not the city limits of benghazi. so the investigation into the attack has not fully started yet even though it's been 19 days since the attacks. republican senator bob corker who sits on the foreign relations committee is curious that thought it was safe enough for u.s. ambassador to have such lighted security three weeks ago but not safe enough for our best and brightest investigators to work under heavy guard. he wrote a letter to james clapper what has changed in libya that even f.b
, but to america as well. >> the obama administration has changed its story several times about what happened in libya. first they blamed it on a movie, but now top administration officials are saying without question terrorists killed these four americans. some republicans claim there's a cover-up and are demanding answers from the obama administration. joining us now brad wood house, communications director for the democratic national committee, who's joining us in our studios. welcome, great to you have here. >> thank you for having me. >> let's talk for a moment what's going on right now. why is the president continuing to refer to the video, to that clip of the movie as a source for the problems of what's going on with the unrest in the middle east, even though it's already been stated, in effect, this was indeed a terrorist attack against our consulate there in libya. >> let's be clear, the first day after the attack, the president talked about it as terror. but these assessments go on. there would be no reason to have an investigation if the initial assessment always proved to be corre
what happened in libya. wasting no time, obama administration officials and congressional democrats are coming to rice's defense, saying she went on the sunday talk shows and gave the "best information and best assessment that the administration had at the time." national security council spokesman tommy vitt just-released statement saying rice has done extraordinary work at the united nations and for the american people. the president appreciates the work she does every day and is looking forward to her continued work. congressman king is joining us now with his thoughts on all this. congressman king, thank you so much for joining us today. >> thank you. >> do you believe that ambassador rice is part of a deliberate cover-up to mislead the public on the events surrounding the attack in banghazi? >> ambassador rice was deliberate misleading the american people or showed a lack of knowledge and sophistication she shouldn't hold that position anymore. the administration has misinformed the american people, misinformed the world, and she was their spokeswoman, our representative to the
, thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> greta: now to a very disturbing question. did the obama administration just flat out lie? the obama administration did know from day one that the attack in our consulate in banghazi was terrorism. why didn't they tell us? is there some reasonable explanation? let's ask state department official hi liz cheney. why didn't we get the truth from the get-go? >> one you heard the president's speech in virginia, he said al-qaeda is on a path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. that's their success, that somehow the killing of bin laden has ended the war. it's an inconvenient fact for them politically if in fact al-qaeda is resurgent across north africa, in the gulf, as we've seen now in the last few days. so for them to have to come out and say this was a terrorist attack on an american official, an assassination of an american official by al-qaeda on september 11th, really, you know, after they had just had a week of spiking the football at their own convention makes things very difficult for templately. >> greta: for the life of me i don't understand why t
evidence that mitt romney is pulling ahead. dick morris. we'll find out. plus, the obama administration is incompetent, confused, or flat-out lying? u.s. intelligence shows we knew terrorists attacked our consulate in libya and it was confirmed within 24 hours. why the charade? >> what happened initially, it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. >> as i said last week, as our ambassador to the united nations said on sunday, as i said the other day, based on what we know and now, and knew at the time, we have no evidence of a preplanned or premeditated attack. >> two sources have told fox that within 24 hours of the attack, all of the evidence that the u.s. intelligence committee had at that time pointed to a terrorist attack, and that it was the work of a specific group related to al-qaeda and its affiliate in that area. >> obama sends his surrogates out to lie about the -- about the cause and the nature of the attacks. obama created a conspiracy theory, and coordinated a campaign of deceit to distract from the truth that affects
. coming up, the obama administration intentionally mislead americans about al-qaeda 9/11 attack in libya? robert gibbs answers that question when we come back. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] if you believe the mayan calendar, on december 21st polar shifts will reverse the earth's gravitational pull and hurtle us all into space. which would render retirement planning unnecessy. but say the sun rises on december 22nd, and you still need to retire. td ameritrade's investment consultants can help you build a plan that fits your life. we'll even throw in up to $600 when you open a new account or roll over an old 401(k). so who's in control now, mayans? >> brian: greg gutfeld will be better, his back is bothering him but he will back. terror attack in libya becoming a political scandal for white house? on "fox news sunday," chris wallace, pressed former white house press secretary robert gibbs about it. >> why did ambassador rice give the american people bad information? >> you heard rice say the best information we had at the point she gave the answer is the answer she gave. you saw the white hou
today, and he made some key points. he moved a little bit in the obama administration direction making it clear there will be no israeli attacks before the election or even before our next inauguration. his logic points inescapably to an israeli attack. it is reinforcement of the skepticism that the obama administration was projecting toward his demands that the menendez demands, the obama administration response. that was a strange moment today. >> i think he made a very important point that the economic sanctions have not worked to slow down the neck their weapons program. not affecting the nuclear program which means that the next at by their is a rocket center somebody takes the military action. lou: is there some strange way of benefit to this public discussion of policy that would, one seriously your estimate seems, suggest they constrain their public comment, the secretive rather than discuss time lines, red lines, and moments for attack? >> he has now made his point. i think he would be best advised to stop further public discussion. we passed the real redlines years ago. lou:
. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: the obama administration coverup of an american debt. not a spy thriller or conspiracy movie. it's real. four americans are debt and it's all playing out in front of our eyes. fox news has confirmed within 24 hours of the assault in benghazi, u.s. intelligence knew it was preplanned and ladies and gentlemened it a terrorist attack, an al-qaeda terrorist attack. we have been saying this all along on "the five." thereon the obama administration trying -- listen to the obama administration thighing to spin the story -- trying to spin the story. they were aware of this by september 12. pay careful attention the dates. >> there is no justification, none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> we have no information to suggest that it was a pre pre-planned attack. it's not a reaction to the 9/11 anniversary that we know of. >> this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. >> eric: all right. here is president obama tuesday. >> there are no words to excuse the killing of innocence. there is no video this justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eric:
with the israeli ambassador to the united states, michael orin. >> has the obama administration made clear enough for your government where the red line is? >> the obama administration said time and again they're determined to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. the red line is designed to show -- help persuade the united states where, how you can achieve that goal of preventing iran from acquiring military nuclear capabilities. >> you make aistinction between acquiring or having the capability of having a nuclear weapon? >> well, the capability from our perspective would probably set up a nuclear arms race in the middle east. it would greatly impair our ability to respond to terrorist attacks say from lebanon or gaza. if we defend ourselves, whether iran could break out and use a nuclear weapon and it could do so in a small room somewhere, put this bomb together. this is a country half the size of europe. there's a good chance you're not going to know where that room is. what we're saying is the one part of this nuclear program that we can see, because there's a warhead part, there's a
night who said this is a failure of the obama administration. do you see it as that, the way, what we're seeing in the arab spring, what we're seeing happen in libya? >> i think obviously because of the tragedy that we have to know whether measures could have been taken and there is already evidence coming -- forthcoming, including chris' diary that there were threats and you know, i think we need to investigate that aspect of it. but this is still a very dangerous part of the world. we still have these jihadists coming across their borders. if there's anything we can help them with, it's border security. and so all i can say is it's a great tragedy and i'm not so concerned about the fact there may have been intelligence failures as i am about not telling the american people the truth. >> senator mccain, thank you. >> thanks for having me back on. >>> you can see the whole interview with senator mccain shortly on ac360.com. let us know what you think. we're on facebook, follow us on twitter. >>> a short time ago, secretary of state hillary clinton sat down with israeli prime minister
the obama administration strong sanctions have been put into place, and to date they have worked affecting the economy of iran. he said they've not stopped in deterring the nuclear program that that country is pursuing. he spent much of the speech setting the stage, talking about iranian aggression saying this is what we've seen in iran where they've turned on their own people without a nuclear weapon. what can the world expect if iran is able to obtain a nuclear weapon? an interesting note. he said in his remarks the middle east, europe and america would not be safe. >> yes. this presupposes that iran is not a rational actor or is sometimes described as death call. it's not clear. we've gone through this. i don't know if you were in the late 1990s and early 2000s we went through the same rhetoric with north korea. it it was unthinkable. the world would go through no effort and they couldn't trust them with a bomb, south korea could be destroyed although the touch the button. president clinton said north korea will never use that bomb, because if they do, it will be the end of north korea.
the obama administration insisted the assault was a protest that got out of hand. fox news confirmed u.s. intelligence did indeed know it was a terror attack of 24 hours of that evening. bill: yesterday the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and the defense secretary finally statedding the obvious. >> it was a terrorist attack. as we determined details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear there were terrorists who planned that attack. that's when i came to that conclusion. >> day after or was -- >> took a while to really get some of the feedback from what exactly happened at that location. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western, correction, eastern libya, were seeking to coalesce but there wasn't anything specific. bill: well, peter doocy is live in washington drilling down on the specifics. peter, if the administration knew it was terrorist attack in 24 hours, why did they not just say that? >> reporter: we heard from administration officials there is ongoing investigation and more details wi
the larger narrative of the obama administration and attitude. "a" that the president has gone after al-qaeda in an unprecedented way. "b", a lighter cultural footprint helicopters secure american interests. that is precisely why that our facilities were not well defended. both of those narratives are being under cut by what happened in libya. al-qaeda remains a serious threat and just because president obama is in the white house meanings that we are loved by millions of arabs around the world. >> paul: still ahead as foreign policy emerges as central theme, president obama is pushing a new narrative that mitt romney will likely get us into a war. >> announcer: this is the day. the day that we say to the world of identity thieves "enough." we're lifelock, and we believe you have the right to live free from the fear of identity theft. our pledge to you? as long as there are identity thieves, we'll be there. we're lifelock. and we offer the most comprehensive identity theft protection ever created. lifelock: relentlessly protecting your identity. call 1-800-lifelock or go to lifelock.com
we have been saying this all along on "the five." thereon the obama administration trying -- listen to the obama administration thighing to spin the story -- trying to spin the story. they were aware of this by september 12. pay careful attention the dates. >> there is no justification, none at all for responding to no information toolence. suggest that it was a pre pre-planned attack. it's not a reaction to the 9/11 anniversary that we know of. >> this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. >> eric: all right. here is president obama tuesday. >> there are no words to excuse the killing of innocence. there is no video this justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eric: kimberly, now we know that the obama administration labeled at it terrorist attack, so they could release intelligence in the area. but for better part of two weeks they have been denying it was terrorism and blame it on the movie. is there ever a reason for the president of the united states to lie to the american people? >> kimberly: no, there is not. in this particular situation it was glay grant. flagrant. if the
the obama administration for talking about drones to news outlets like "the new york times" and you have one of the is your gates for killing osama bin laden. if you want to know what his policy is, by using flying killer robots to do it, the answer is that he also thinks killing bin laden was a good idea. he wouldn't crash one in iran. any questions? it is days like this when you realize that however important this presidential campaign is and this decision is, that we as a country have to make between these two candidates, our politics are essentially failing right now. they're essentially impotent now for debating questions like this one. choosing between candidates is supposed to be the way we choose between policies in important thing that affect or country including national security. but our politics have been allowed to shrink if one side doesn't want to talk about it, we're not going to debate it as a country. let people in washington figure it out. a new report out today says our secret drone policy, which we've been implementing for the better part of a decade, may be radicalizing
but certainly by next summer. that, perhaps, is a red timeline that the obama administration could live with. >>shepard: plenty on iran but thought as much as in times past on the palestinians. >>jonathan: that was significant. clearly, iran is the major focus for prime minister binyamin netanyahu this time. not so, and predictably so, for the palestinian leader. he came out swinging at israel, essentially accusing israel of derailing the entire peace process. he used some very emotional language in describing the israeli program of settlements. listen. >> it is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the palestinian people through the their homes and prevention of their construction. >>jonathan: in response to that prime minister binyamin netanyahu said what he calls libelous language does not help the peace process. neither does unilateral declarations of statehood. >>shepard: thank you, jonathan hunt. joining us is an award wishing journalist and fox news contributor from los angeles. nice to see you. >>reporter: my pleasure. >>shepard: your thoughts on the words of the prime minister? >>r
four years of an obama administration and his economic policies, pointing to today's revised g.d.p. numbers showing the second quarter growth for 2012 was 1.3 percent only. >>shepard: we are a week away from the first presidential debate. we will be there for coverage throughout the day. during prime time, bret baier and megyn kelly continue right here on fox news, america's source for news and information on cable. >> looks like the bosses at the nfl decided the referees are worth more money. you may have helped, actually. it took three weeks of blown calls to figure it out. the deal and what the lock out cost the league and what the refs are getting. that is next. fewer people are registering to vote in this election. why is there this drop? will it hurt? that is ahead. [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into your car, and your good drivin can save you up to 30%. you could even try it without switching your insurance. why not give it a shot? carry on. now you can test-drive snapshot before you swi
. coverup to describe obama administration actions in the wake of the attack on the u.s. mission in neighbor that left the ambassador and three others american dead. the top republican on the ticket weighed in on why president obama has not called the benghazi attack terrorism. james rosen has the top story tonight. >> reporter: in an interview, paul ryan accused the white house not coming clean on the event surrounding the murder of ambassador to libya chrissteins and three other americans on septembe september 11. >> you think they want to -- i think they want to do their best to expect people in america not to understand what happened. we expect candor and transparency; particularly, relating to terrorism. >> president on "the view" refused to describe the event the way his aides do. >> i heard hillary clinton say it was an act of terrorism. is it? what do you say? >> we're still doing an investigation. there is no doubt that kind of weapons used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn't just a mob action. we don't have all the information yet, so we're still governmentering it. >> you want to
continued the discussion in the new york post. >> you were again, critical, of the obama administration. >> i have never seen nor perfect candidate and i was not perfect. i will always speak out, but if you read the article today and my other utterances, it has always been stated that i am still on the obama train. i will explain why. >> we would definitely like you to do that. if you address the question of the red line. tell us what you said last week. >> i was incensed, as i believe every american was, what occurred in both egypt and libya. in egypt, the embassy was overrun with cops. they did not ran away -- run away. the libyan cops ran away, didn't protect the embassy and worst of all, the ambassador was killed, so to speak. i don't know exactly how. along with three other consulate personnel. i did not believe the american response was adequate. the american embassy in egypt initially put out a statement that was denunciatory of the video that some muslims were saying was the reason for the attack. it was not sufficiently denunciatory of the egyptian government, in my judgment. h
. that's why the good reporting is valuable. to somehow damn the obama administration seems premature. >> lookinlooking in the prison testimony they knew 24 hours after that it was a terrorist attack and believed it was al-qaeda and labeled it as such terrorist attack, the action and statements after the 24 hours an sunday show, susan rice come in to focus. >> not only do you have leon panetta at c.i.a. saying it took a while to get that information. >> bret: at defense. >> at defense. and you have general petraeus at c.i.a. saying you know what? when he testified it was not terrorism at that point. i think the intelligence is at fault if you want to say that. difficult environment. the intelligence, nobody intentionally deceiving anybody. >> bret: charles? >> question is not the wisdom of the libya operation. question is the honesty of the obama administration. this was deception on the part of the administration and sending susan rice to say this is spontaneous demonstration when you reported it was known inside the administration within a day it was not. it was a terror attack. why
in here now? all right. directly ahead, john stossel investigating whether or not the obama administration has watered down welfare work requirements. and then is it legal on a texas woman arrested, taken to jail for letting her children play outside. you think we're kidding? we're not. those reports are coming up ely. >> bill: stossel matters segment, when president obama took office, 32 million americans were on food stamps. now the number is 47 million. there are charges that the obama administration wants to get as many people as possible on the dole. >> when i think o reengage people in politics is we're doing serious policy work around what i will label working poor, they were struggling. and to the extent that we are doing research figuring out what kinds of government action will successfully make their lives better, we are putting together a potential majority of coalition that will vote. >> bill: we asked john stossel to investigate whether or not welfare work requirements are being watered down by the obama administration, perhaps for political reasons. here is stossel, the auth
would never know it by listening to the obama administration. we'll bring in fox all-stars in early. come on in. they're next. that timeline coming up. so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> four years ago i said i'd end the war in iraq and we did. i said we'd wind down war in afghanistan in a responsible way and we are. yes, have a new tower across the new york skyline. al-qaeda on the bath to defeat. bin laden is dead. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there will be bumps on the road. >> bret: obama has had bumpy weeks according to many especially with the situation in libya. we just had a statement out today. from the director of
is true, correct? >> yes. that's correct. they're not true. instead, what the obama administration policy calls for is a waiver program where states can apply for a waiver from work requirement rules but in exchange, they have to come up with some kind of plan to more efficiently promote work. what we found is that only 29% of people receiving cash assistance were meeting that work requirement when obama took office. >> you even talked to a former congressional aide who was instrumental in crafting that legislation and he told you it was misleading. >> yes. yes. he said he didn't agree with the obama administration changing the rules on the work requirement, but he said that the ads claim that this was gutting welfare reform was very misleading. >> do you recall, jim, any example, i know the campaign hasn't gotten back to you but you've been with the campaign now, do you recall any example of a correction that they've made or taken down an ad? >> i don't. and you know, keep in mind the very first ad that came from the romney campaign during this campaign cycle was an ad that took presiden
out of welfare? >> i think what the obama administration has said is that no, they're trying to give governors the flexibility to increase the amount of work that goes into receiving welfare benefits. you're saying you don't buy that. >> no, no. you always have the capacity to add work. there's never been a requirement that you can't have more work. the requirement that they're waiving was saying that people don't have to work to get welfare. that's the change that they proposed. i disagree with that direction. i think the president also -- i disagree with the direction on the work requirement as it related to food stamps. taking work requirements out of government assistance is, in my opinion, a very bad course to take and creates a culture of dependency. we help people who need help. we want to help people that need help. but the idea of removing work requirements i think is a mistake. >> keeping them honest, as you just heard, jim acosta say politic fact gave that rating a pants on fire. the "washington post" gave it four pinocchios and quote, a mitt romney tv ad claims the obama
unnecessary for a few months any talk of military action. the obama administration is very comfortable with tough sanctions on iran and may be an area of some agreem tougher sanctionsahu'sg with his diagram the three differentll of the uranium metaphorical fuse would be lit and would be complete next spring or next summer. you, fareed, spoke with the man that prime minister netanyahu was very directly targeting, that being the president of d ahmadinejad. let me just play a little bit of your conversation and then we'll talk on the oav t thcated israeli toward iran are ones se seriously you take the rhetoric of the p of the united states. pres at the prevent iran fm acquiring nuclear weapons. do you regard that as a bluff? >> translator: you set forth two or three questions here. i have never used the word bluff. when we say we do not take it seriously, we mean that it impacts, it does not impact our policies in the slightest. iran is a vast country it is a great country i. let's assume a few terrorists come and assassinate a few officials. will the country be dama
, the obama administration. with all of that said, his speech boiled down to, there's an imminent threat. he compared it to the holocaust well,nd hels tt action must be taken within the next year it sounds. >> yeah. it will be interesting to see in the text day or two how the obama administration responds. we knew this red line speech was comi. wenew that the obama administration and netanyahu ecallyidee necessarily on the future actions to take. it's been abundantly clear obama has not appreciated having his hand forced by netanyahu. netanyahu has absolutely realized that this is an election season, has been accused probably rightly so of putingertaints u.s. election system to what he perceives to be his benefit. now that we know what the netanyahu red line is, it will be interesting to se how the obama admistration responds, whether or not it agrees. i have a sense that they will not appreciate having been is ?ed into y aee wh do you not agree? it's interesting to see what the white house does. >> thank you very much, jim. it's a pleasure to have your analysis. thank you. >>> we have more
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